Earlier than the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earlier than Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man movies and earlier than the unique X-Males trilogy, there was Blade. The Marvel vampire hunter primarily kickstarted the trendy period of superhero motion pictures again in 1998, and now, followers within the U.S. can relive the motion because the movie trilogy makes its method to streaming.
The Blade trilogy stars Wesley Snipes as Eric Brooks, a half-vampire or ‘dhampir’ who has the strengths of a vampire however is dedicated to eradicating them. Snipes performed the character in three movies, Blade (1998), Blade II (2002) and Blade Trinity (2004). Blade was heralded as one of many first main comedian e book film successes and stays one of many few Marvel movies with an R-rating because of its horror and violence.
After the movie trilogy, the character lived on in Blade: The Sequence and appeared in cartoons like Spider-Man: The Animated Sequence and Final Spider-Man. However now audiences have the prospect to return to the place all of it started by experiencing Blade on streaming.
Blade Trilogy Comes To Netflix
As of April 1, 2022 (no, this isn’t an April Idiot’s joke) the Blade trilogy has discovered a brand new streaming residence.
Blade, Blade II and Blade: Trinity can now all be streamed on Netflix within the U.S.
Marvel Nonetheless Has A Residence On Netflix
Netflix could have lately misplaced its Marvel heroes in The Defenders saga, however the streaming service is making up for it with the arrival of the Blade trilogy.
Whereas the rights to the Blade character stay with Marvel Studios, the streaming rights to the unique movie trilogy appear to be honest recreation, permitting the collection to discover a residence on Netflix, no less than for now.
In 2019, it was introduced that the long-lasting vampire hunter would return in a brand new movie set throughout the MCU. Mahershala Ali was solid because the lead and actors like Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre have since signed on. The brand new Blade film remains to be in manufacturing however the character’s arrival was already teased on the finish of Eternals, so it is clear Marvel has large plans for the vampire slayer.
The character has a wealthy historical past within the comics, significantly with Marvel’s main vampire Morbius, who additionally simply obtained his personal movie adaptation. It is laborious to say if these two will ever cross over, significantly seeing as Sony holds the rights to Morbius in the meanwhile.
What appears extra probably is that Marvel Studios is making ready for an adaptation of Midnight Sons, which brings collectively a supernatural crew of heroes that features the likes of Moon Knight, Ghost Rider and Blade.
No matter the place the character goes subsequent within the MCU there isn’t any higher time to relive the unique movies on Netflix than now.